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Wildlife Commission Proposes Establishing No-Wake Zones on Lake Wylie

  • 29 January 2015
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Jan. 29, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is holding a public hearing on Feb. 19 to take comments on adopting into its rules an amended no-wake zone requested by the Lake Wylie Marine Commission and creating a new no-wake zone on Lake Wylie.

The hearing, which begins at 7 p.m., will be held in the Fellowship Hall at Cook’s Memorial Presbyterian Church, located at 3413 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road in Charlotte.

The Lake Wylie Marine Commission originally had requested the Wildlife Commission establish a no-wake zone west of Sadler Island. After multiple site visits, Wildlife Commission enforcement officers determined that there were significant safety issues between kayakers and motorboat operators to warrant the addition of no-wake zones both on the west and east sides of Sadler Island. The Wildlife Commission also proposes shortening the length of the original no-wake zone requested by the Lake Wylie Commission.

Wildlife Commission enforcement officers determined that the shortened no-wake zone west of Sadler Island, along with the proposal of a no-wake zone east of Sadler Island, address safety concerns sufficiently.

The proposals, if approved, will give Wildlife Commission enforcement officers authority to enforce these no-wake zones.

Comments also may be submitted until March 2 to regulations@ncwildlife.org  or to1701 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1701.

For more information on the proposals, including a map of the proposed no-wake zones on Lake Wylie, visit the proposed regulations page on the Commission’s website.

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Media Contact:
Kate Pipkin
919-707-0187
kathryn.pipkin@ncwildlife.org
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